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Dr. Jorgen Bergstrom is currently a Principal Engineer at Veryst Engineering LLC. Veryst provides services in product design, manufacturing processes, and failure analysis. Dr. Bergstrom consults primarily in the modeling, testing, and failure analysis of mechanical behavior of materials, particularly polymeric materials. His consulting work includes sensor design and analysis, polymer gaskets and hoses, injection molded components, and polymer films. He has worked with the National Institute of Health and Department of Defense on the modeling and prediction of polymer behavior. He has developed world-recognized models for simulating the large deformation, rate-dependent, non-linear behavior of elastomers, thermoplastics, and thermosets. In addition to theoretical modeling, Dr. Bergstrom has significant experience with experimental material characterization, including mechanical testing, calorimetry, microscopy, chromatography, and spectroscopy.
Dr. Bergstrom also works with particle and fiber-filled polymer composites. He has additional expertise in the behavior of brittle materials such as ceramics, ice, and rocks. This expertise includes research in crack nucleation, crack coalescence, and shear fault formation in brittle solids. Dr. Bergstrom also specializes in different computer simulation techniques, including finite element modeling, and advanced material model development. Dr. Bergstrom's expertise is applicable to problems in material processing, manufacturing simulation, product design, and failure analysis.
Dr. Bergstrom is a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999 M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, 1995 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, 1993 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 1992